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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 19, 2010 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's gone...

Ya know, some are gonna say "holy crap, how does he do this?" (and "why?"), but this is related to why I react so strongly in discussions about muddle-headed thinking on science.

Seriously.

If we take the fine principle of "let everyone believe what they want" when's it's DEAD wrong, we run the risk of having a public that eventually "hurts" (yes, I believe this) people by passing absurd laws about teaching fundamentalist whacko drivel instead of the "truth" (as we know it, and WE know it), and end up with an uninformed society for which we all suffer accordingly.

People are entitled to believe and say what they want to say, BUT they are also "responsible" and often don't understand the significance of wrong-headed beliefs, esp when it comes to something along the lines of "the unexamined life ain't worth living" nor is the muddle-headed one.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 19, 2010 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's gone...

Right. I think that's the same thing I'm saying. Free speech goes just so far. There are some things it is actually NOT OKAY to say. Nobody can stop you thinking them but it actually isn't okay to say them because they do have consequences. Go around saying that "niggers are scum" or "Muslims are scum," and and real live people are definitely going to get hurt. It's just not okay.

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Poster: mickmac Date: Dec 19, 2010 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's gone...

As I was expounded to my dear departed father back in the 60's about my rights he looked me dead in the eye and said What he needed was some free speech worth listening to. Needless to say I didn't say any more.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 19, 2010 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's gone...

Then what would we do with the rest of the 90% that is chaff ? Including our own ? ;-)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 19, 2010 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's gone...

Ninety percent of everything is crap.
Theodore Sturgeon

It's picking out the ten percent that's the real test.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 19, 2010 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's gone...

Never thought of the fact that with a namesake for a bottom feeding fish (not the fine "bottom dwelling butt munch" that Dire and I so desire for our alga filled tanks) that is exquisitely adapted to pick the right 1% off the bottom, after it filters down through layer upon layer of water levels, this is an even better quote, ya know!?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 19, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: He's gone...

LOL

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